Originally Posted by heartwork city
I have 18 week old hens. One is laying out of 6. So far 3 eggs in 3 days. She's a Buff. How many eggs do they typically lay a week!?! Any guesses?
I really depends on the individual chicken. If I remember right (a rare occurrence lately) Orpingtons are considered very good layers, somewhere in between good and excellent. I think you can expect about 5 eggs per week. They tend to lay less as they get older and during the winter, due to less sunlight. The one buff Orp I have laid about that many during her pullet year, and has not laid since. She is 3 now. She happens to be the sweetest girl, and a favorite of my son, so she has a home for life.